NCAAB Game Recap - Marquette at Kansas State
Sat Dec 7, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LIU
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBU
68
UCIrv
60
F

Dec 7, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Marquette (7-2)

39

34

73

Kansas State (5-3)

26

39

65

Howard, Cain help Marquette hold off Kansas St., win 73-65
Sun Dec 8, 2019 12:52 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Markus Howard is the name everyone knows for Marquette this season, but it was a few role players who made the difference on Saturday night.

Jamal Cain had career-high 17 points, Sacar Anim scored 13 and Marquette beat Kansas State 73-65.

"Everyone we put in made winning plays," Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski said. "When Kansas State was making their runs, Jamal came up with numerous hustle plays. Our bench was a huge part of this win."

Howard came into the game listed as questionable but played 28 minutes and scored 19 points after not playing in their last game against Jacksonville on Wednesday night.

"The emphasis they put on Markus wasn't a surprise," Wojciechowski said. "Remember, that is the first contact Markus has had in five days. We didn't even know he was going to be cleared today until this morning."

The Golden Eagles (7-2) held off a comeback attempt by the Wildcats after leading by as many as 14 in the second half.

"This was as tough as we've played up to this point of the season," Wojciechowski said. "We needed all of it to beat a good Kansas State team."

Cartier Diarra had 14 points, Xavier Sneed and Makol Mawien scored 11 apiece and DaJuan Gordon had 10 points for Kansas State (5-3). The Wildcats hit seven 3-pointers and shot 32% overall.

"This is all new for us," head coach Bruce Weber said. "There's new roles and I wish it was easier, but it hasn't come as easy as we all had hoped and I just hope we make some strides."

Kansas State made just 18 of 30 from the free throw line while Marquette hit 11 of 16.

Marquette led 52-49 with nine minutes to go but went on a 7-0 run to extend their lead to 10.

The Golden Eagles hit 12 3's and shot 42% from the field but committed 18 turnovers, which allowed Kansas State to hang around.

Kansas State made 5-of-12 free throws and shot 26% from the field before halftime.

The Golden Eagles ended the first half on a 9-1 run and led 39-26 at the break.

"The problem was we shouldn't have been down 13 at halftime," Weber said. "Now you have to fight back and use all that energy. They made a lot of big shots."

Marquette has a nice break before taking on Grambling State in 10 days. They don't face another Power Five school until conference play begins in January.

"What a great home court and atmosphere for college basketball," Wojciechowski said. "We feel fortunate to come out of here with a win."

BIG PICTURE

Marquette: The Golden Eagles hit a big shot every time they needed one. Howard gets most of the attention, but there are many good shooters on this team.

Kansas State: The Wildcats were tested at home for the first time this season. They need to be much better at the free throw line if they want to win close games.

UP NEXT

Marquette has 10 days off before hosting Grambling State on Dec. 17.

Kansas State hosts Alabama State on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

Marquette PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Torrence 0 0 4 2 0 0
M. Howard 19 0 4 1 1 0
Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Diarra 14 0 5 8 1 0

Team Comparison

Marq KansSt
Points For 73 65
Field Goals 25/59-42% 20/62-32%
Three Pointers 12/22-55% 7/23-30%
Free Throws 11/16-69% 18/30-60%
Offensive Rebounds 13 15
Defensive Rebounds 32 22
Rebounds 51 38
Blocks 4 7
Steals 4 10
Turnovers 18 10
Personal Fouls 25 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Marq Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 Marq 73 @ KansSt 65 E. Morrow 2 A. Gordon 3

Game Information

Stadium: Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
Attendance: 10,073
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